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Old 05-06-2011, 10:31 AM   #11
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I, too, don't much care for the air pans. My cookie sheets are heavy-duty and OLD. I bought them when I began keeping house in 1968 and they're still going strong. In fact, about 5 years ago I gave two of my stash to my daughter. She'll have those for years I imagine.

Good luck on finding what will suit your needs. This is one area I haven't had to shop for and probably won't ever have to if my pans continue to perform well.
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:03 PM   #12
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Another vote for heavy aluminum sheet pans!!!! They one of my best impulse buys.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:32 PM   #13
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SOLD...next time I goto the "big city" (about 20 miles from me), I'll go to the restaurant supply store for two heavy 1/2 sheet pans & parchment paper.

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Old 05-06-2011, 09:50 PM   #14
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As a side note, I also bought racks to fit the half sheet pans. They come in handy from time to time.
I have the racks too, great for cooking bacon in the oven. I have also done breaded baked chicken with them.
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I have the racks too, great for cooking bacon in the oven. I have also done breaded baked chicken with them.
.. I never thought of baking bacon in an over before. I'll have to do that next time I need to make a lot of bacon
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.. I never thought of baking bacon in an over before. I'll have to do that next time I need to make a lot of bacon
Start in a cold oven and set the temp to 350. Starting the bacon in a cold oven seems to render more fat, making it nice and crisp without having to over cook it. It is my preferred method now!
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I have the racks too, great for cooking bacon in the oven. I have also done breaded baked chicken with them.

I tried cooking bacon using the rack in the pan. It was too much work to clean the rack so I just lay the bacon in the pan and bake it @ 400 F. I find preheating gives me a more uniform cooking.
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I tried cooking bacon using the rack in the pan. It was too much work to clean the rack so I just lay the bacon in the pan and bake it @ 400 F. I find preheating gives me a more uniform cooking.
Yeah the cleaning can be a pain, but if I position it just right in the dishwasher (so that it doesn't obstruct the upper arm, it will do the job!

I use convection, maybe that makes a difference?
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Yeah the cleaning can be a pain, but if I position it just right in the dishwasher (so that it doesn't obstruct the upper arm, it will do the job!

I use convection, maybe that makes a difference?
Convection could make a diff.
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Local Restaurant Supply

1/2 sheet baking pans - $7.95 each
- They weigh ~25oz, Made in USA

3 qt SS mixing bowl - $6.95
- weight 13.5oz, Made in India
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